The Will of God
So here we are, gather together once again. many of searching for the will of God in their lives. So think it is to be a Pastor, an Evangelist, Worship leader, a prophet and the list goes on an on.
You know what I am speaking about, because we all state that this is God will for my life. Yet, that is not the truth. Those are your calling. Yes you heard me right, they are calling not His will.
It is so simple to miss the simple fact that His will is for you is to Love Him with all your heart soul and mind. Twice He mentions this up to this point in Deuteronomy.
So how can we over look this? Its easy. Why you may say? Because it is just to simple. Yet in reality, how many of us really do love the Lord this way? Am I judging? No, but look at your life and really examine it. I know I am doing that right at this time.
Yes, many of us do what is right and we go out and we are very humble servants at the churches we attend yet in our service, is there a possibility of growing lukewarm? Is there a chance that you think that everything you do is right? Yes it would be, because that is what were suppose to do. Yet your service to God can dominate you. I know, it dominated me.
Lets examine the church of Ephesus, revelation 2:2-5
"I know your deeds, your hard work and perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked men that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name and have not grown weary. (Up to here were real good)
Yet I have this against you: (watch out now!) You have forsaken your first love. (Say What). Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first."
Wow, that is really something to think about. Yes they were doing all the right things, yet somewhere along the way, they left God. Just maybe they were so caught up in doing what is right in their eyes as being a servant that they forgot about Jesus.
Was He speaking of loving Him with all you hear soul and mind? Very possible, but the fact is the left and needed to to know.
You see, the fact is we all can slip in this fashion. As I said before i did. What i thought God wanted for me, was not His calling or will for my life. It was mind! Thinking that my ministry was mine, not His. I created my own god in who I though he want me to be.
The fact was, I left Him!
You see, god's will is for us to love Him above all things. Yet many of find ourselves in a strange position wondering if things possibly could get better as prayer goes unanswered and conflicts come in our lives and we get upset, frustrated and scared. Wondering if these thing will ever end. We can falsely believe that are experience is to strengthen us, yet we continue sink as our situation may be like quicksand. Slowly sinking and getting discourage. The more we struggle the more we sink. Yet all we have to do seek Him and repent.
It is about coming back to our first love, Jesus!
You see, when we love the Lord with all we have, then everything falls into place. Remember in Matthew when the Lord tells this; "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these thing shall be added to you. (Matt 6:330"
Yeah, that is what it all about, seeking Him first!
Will this stop all trials, storms or conflicts which will come? No, though at one time I believed it would, but it will sure make it easier for us to stand and be in a boat being toss to and fro in the raging sea. Why? Because Jesus is there calming the way.
It sets us apart from those who still don't believe and yet they us knowing what we are going through and it can be a great witness to them to seek what Jesus gave to us, a calming and joyful spirit facing trails.
Yes it is a fact, loving god with all you heart soul and mind is His will, that is what He is telling us. If you are anything like me, than it is time to re-examine your walk. Love God first, then everything else will fall into place. From your marriage to you finances as we live in this trouble economy.
Life, though hard as it is, is easier with God leading the way through all your situation that come into our lives. They don't disappear, it is just easier because we have Jesus to cling to in trouble times and when things go smooth and we are to hold tight and let those who have not come to Him be reached through us as we walk in Gods light, because we know God's will for our lives and it is first Loving Him with all we are.